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    Networks and artworks: the failure of the user friendly interface

    Brown, Paul (1996) Networks and artworks: the failure of the user friendly interface. Digital Creativity 7 (2), pp. 57-63. ISSN 1462-6268.

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    This essay describes how communication systems have been used by a few artists and attempts to place their practice within the historical and critical context of postmodernist dialogue and, in particular, the evolution of a new communication paradigm. It also questions the value of ‘user-friendly’ user interfaces. By adopting metaphors which reflect existing media usage these interface tools reinforce traditional points-of-view and make it difficult, if not impossible, to investigate and develop a new multimedia context and ‘language’.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 18:28
    Last Modified: 02 Mar 2021 18:28


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